Clinton to Discuss Security With Mexican, Canadian Ministers

Bloomberg, 12/13/2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to Quebec today to meet the foreign ministers of Canada and Mexico to discuss the North American economy, regional security and energy and climate change, among other issues.

Clinton will be accompanied by Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere AffairsArturo Valenzuela, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual and U.S. Ambassador to CanadaDavid Jacobson. The meeting with foreign ministers Lawrence Cannon of Canada and Patricia Espinosa of Mexico will be held in Wakefield, Quebec.

State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley said the meeting is an opportunity to “reinforce the close relations among the three nations and to identify common objectives and strategies to ensure greater security and well-being, as well as economic prosperity.”

Valenzuela said the three foreign ministers will go over a possible agenda for a presidential summit expected early next year.

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